Canadian birth control pill manufacturer Apotex has issued an "urgent recall" of its Alysena-28 line because a single batch (50,000 packages) may have made it into the marketplace with two weeks of placebo sugar bills.
A normal month’s supply of the pill contains one week’s worth of white placebos and three weeks of pink birth control pills.
"I looked at it and said, 'there could be unwanted pregnancies out there," said London Drugs vice-president John Tse told the CBC. "We felt it was important to let the patient know so there can be a judgment call from the patient."
Apotex has contacted wholesalers and retailers about the possible placebo batch but has not contacted customers directly, initially listing the recall as voluntary. Apotex describes itself as the largest generic drug manufacturer in Canada.
"It's unbelievable to me that they didn't do a public recall right away," she said. University student Emily Costello told the CBC. “What were the reasons that they had to go throughRead More »from Company recalls birth control batch containing extra placebos